Paleo Plan

Raspberry Almond Muffins

Makes 10 muffins (or 10 servings).
Approximate cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • ⅓ cup slivered almonds
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Mix eggs, almond butter, honey, almonds, almond extract and coconut oil together in another medium bowl. Combine with dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Fold in fresh raspberries.
  • Scoop batter evenly into 8-10 muffins cups (lightly greased with coconut oil, or lined with paper muffin liners).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Watch muffins to be sure they do not overcook.

68 Comments

  1. Heather

    Could I use frozen berries?

  2. These are yummy! My 6 yr old even likes them!

  3. carey.j.robertson@gmail.com

    I had some strawberries I needed to use up so I subbed those for the raspberries. Turned out delicious! Love all of your recipes.

  4. ava_corinne@yahoo.com

    Is the nutritional info for this recipe correct? The numbers seem really high. Thanks!!

    • Neely Quinn

      ava_corinne@yahoo.com – Sorry for the confusion! The nutritional info was for 2 muffins. I changed the text on the page to reflect the amounts for 1 muffin instead of 2 :)

  5. sm-jat@cox.net

    Can regular canola oil be used instead of coconut oil in the same amount? Thank you.

  6. I added 1/2 cup frozen blueberries in addition to the raspberries and it was great!

  7. Hi

    I am very allergic to eggs – how do i get around it for breakfast? just smoothies and fruit salad?

    • Neely Quinn

      Elena – Just eat meat and veggies like any other meal. Much better for your blood sugar and energy levels than fruit for breakfast all the time :)

  8. Would coconut flour work here as a substitute? At my little local health-food store, almond meal/flour costs something like $20/lb, whereas coconut flour is less than half as expensive.

  9. I just made these and they are delicious! However, the batter was extremely wet – even when using less almond butter and coconut oil, and more almond flour. Any ideas where I went wrong, or how I can improve the next time? Thanks!

  10. With only one muffin per serving and very little egg, should this be served with a protein?

  11. Pauldoxsee3@gmail.com

    I’m having some of these collapse at the end of baking. Am I undercooking them? Does the toothpick poke work with paleo muffins the same as conventional muffins?

  12. If I’m just doing Blueberry muffins do I still need Almond Butter?

    • Neely Quinn

      lesha – I’m not sure how this would turn out without the almond butter, so I can’t say for sure. I’d stick with the recipe or find a different one for just blueberry muffins.

  13. I only have one muffin pan. So I made six of these in the muffin pan and even after 20 minutes and what appeared to be a good toothpick test, three of them sank. They were starting to get too dark at the edges, so I went ahead and pulled them out. I put the rest of the batter in a cupcake pan (enough for five cupcakes) and baked them for 15 minutes and they did much better. Still a little too moist inside, so I might leave them a couple minutes longer next time. But I strongly recommend cupcake over muffin pans for these.

  14. A – MA – ZING. I love these. Just new to Paleo and happy to find a “treat” for those times I feel I need something. Thanks! I did use frozen raspberries and they were fine. I found that the toothpick test didn’t work for mine. It came out clean but I suspected they weren’t done so opened one up and it was still runny! I threw them back in for 5 minutes (total of 20 with a convection oven) and they were perfect.

  15. OH. MY. GOODNESS. Can I just say how amazingly delicious these are? I made my own almond flour and almond butter for this. I WILL make it again, but I’m not so sure I’m going to share.

  16. OM Goodness !! these are delicious!. I just made them this morning as I am just starting on the Paleo Plan and got my recipes. I used frozen strawberries (thawed in microwave) and they gave a nice bite to these muffins. My healthy eating husband just loves them too. I ended up with 10 large muffins and I did have let them bake for 25 min. in my oven. I’m going to freeze what’s left over. I’m going to try making the Tapioca Crepes in a few days…….I’m lucky I live a few miles away from Bob’s Red Mill but to others who live further away……it’s worth the drive to get the best products that help you eat healthier and the people who work there are soooo helpful!

  17. Just finished this, and they are awesome! I never used to cook or bake but paleo recipes, thus far, have been easy to follow. I didn’t have baking soda, so I did double the baking powder, and I had to use vanilla extract instead of coconut, but the flavor and texture was still wonderful! Thank you, paleo! Never have. Enjoyed such delicious food while losing weight and feeling great!

  18. Can this recipe be baked in a cake pan. More of a coffee cake than muffin?

    • Neely Quinn

      Becky – Yes, probably, but because the density will change, you may need to bake it for longer. It may start browning on the top because of the extra time in the oven, so you can cover it with foil so it doesn’t burn on the top. Let us know how it turns out!

  19. I just want to be clear on the serving and nutritional information…383 calories and 30g of fat per 1 muffin?

  20. OMG so good. My whole family loved them. They only lasted a few hours. We used Starberries. My kids have requested more. Will be trying the carrot banana muffins next…oh and will make another batch of these. Thanks.

  21. What could be a substitute to the almond butter?? If any.

  22. Neely Quinn

    Charles – Yes, that’s per muffin.

  23. Neely Quinn

    Hannah – The only thing I can think of is coconut butter/manna. But I don’t know how it will turn out… If you can do any other nut butter, that’d be better, but I’m assuming you’re asking because of a nut allergy.

  24. Try Sunbutter!!! It’s made from sunflower seeds. :) I’m allergic to nuts, and legumes and this works great.
    Same with sunflower flour. Its substitutes great for anything with almond flour. You just grind up raw sunflower seeds into a flour consistency and use it for same recommended measurements.

  25. Samantha

    One muffin does not fill me up, especially for breakfast….can I eat it with egg whites?

    • Neely Quinn

      Samantha – I’d suggest you eat it with the entire egg, as throwing away the yolks would be a waste of nutrients, protein, and healthy fats :) Or just eat 2 muffins, or a piece of bacon or some other protein with it.

  26. Deborah A

    These were AWESOME! I baked them in silicone cups and got about 15 muffins out of the recipe. The texture and taste was just like any other muffin. YUM!

  27. Sophia Ann

    I made these this afternoon and wow!!! Holy delish Batman! I got 15 muffins in one batch. Not complaining though, now I have extra for preworkout!

  28. Cindee V

    I’m having a problem finding coconut and almond butter. These are not common ingredients in the small town I live in. On our receipts, could you include an alternative?

  29. My family loved these! They were even better cold (I hid them in the back of the fridge to make sure we would have breakfast). It is rare that they all like the new recipes I try unless they are really bad for you. Thank you for sharing.

  30. I love these! I have made them with both raspberries and blueberries and both were very good. However, I think that the raspberry ones were hands-down the best. The almond flavor marries very well with the tangy sweetness of the raspberries.

  31. I can’t get past the after taste of the coconut oil. any suggestions for a substitute?

    • Anita C – Honestly, I’ve used bacon grease with great success. But you could also get pastured leaf lard and use it with great results :)

  32. We don’t use honey. can I use stevia instead and if so how much?

  33. We made ours with a combo of berries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries! Surper moist and really good you get a berry in every bite!

  34. ode avila

    I can’t use honey, for allergy reasons. What else can use and how much? Thanks

    • ode avila – Grade B maple syrup or coconut sap would work well

  35. Do these freeze well? It makes 10 muffins @ 1 per serving. That’s a lot of muffins for 2 people.

  36. Just made these today and they are truly nice, however, when I put the recipe into My Fitness Pal it comes up with a whopping 476 calories per muffin and they are smaller than doughnut shop muffins…I am assuming this will be a treat and the almond flour will help my stomach the rest of the week…

  37. My muffin pans made 8 instead of 10, but they are still on the relatively small size.

  38. Ignore my previous comments…I made 12 muffins…not 8!

  39. These are the most delicious muffins ever.

  40. How much fiber is in this recipe?

  41. I made these muffins today. OMG they’re amazing !! At 394 calories each, they’re a perfect breakfast !!

  42. I put them into My Fitness Pal and they came out to 394 calories per muffin. The recipe makes ten 2 inch tall muffins but they need to be baked for about 34 minutes (in MY oven) as mine were a bit underdone at 30 minutes. All I can say is NOM !!

  43. Ashley M

    I see a lot of recipes calling for honey, could I substitute agave?

  44. My daughter is very allergic to egg yolks. How do I substitute eggs? Thank you!

  45. angela l

    This recipe is phenomenal!! I don’t have time to make some of the more complicated breakfasts so I make these on Sunday and eat them all week. My kids love them too!

  46. Stacy L

    Fixed these last night…took the full time to cook…They were good, however, My family loved them more the next morning. Very moist. Just grab one and go. Had one with a hard boiled egg…kept me satisfied until lunch!

  47. Shelley

    I can’t do the coconut oil because I’m on fat restrictions, but I was wondering if I could add some organic applesauce in it’s place like I can with non-paleo recipes?

    • Shelley – I’m sure it’d work similarly to other non-Paleo recipes, although I haven’t tried it with this recipe myself. Please let us know how it goes for you!

  48. Kathryn

    We have made these twice now – both times extremely dense and rich, almost to a point where they are inedible. Are we doing something wrong?! The batter is thicker than wallpaper paste!

  49. Michele

    New to Paleo so I mentally had to get past the fact that these weren’t a regular sugary tasting muffin. I ended up making these with blueberries with vanilla extract and with no slivered almonds. The batter was thick but reminded me of gooey wet peanut butter. I weighed out my ingredients to not only eliminate a bunch of dirty dishes but to get everything exact. My verdict: It was good! The muffin had just the right amount of sweet, obviously I would have liked more but my sweet tooth is my downfall so I know this is a mental adjustment. I made 12 muffins using a cupcake pan and I used liners. I baked it for 25 minutes but possibly it could have taken them out at 23 minutes, they were too brown around the inside of the liners. The cake itself was very moist, not dry at all. I will make this again, may experiment and use almond extract with a little orange zest, and add cranberries.

  50. Julie G

    I would still like a comment from the awesome chef about the calorie content of this muffin. Someone mentioned that in Myfit it comes out to over 400 per muffin. Seems like a lot. Still new to Paleo so maybe that doesn’t matter too much, but still would like some thoughts from the chef.

    BTW ALL your recipes are so extremely, absurdly delicious. I’ve been cooking almost exclusively from this site for three weeks and never a bad meal/snack! You saved my life!

    • Neely

      Julie G – Sorry if I missed a previous comment about the calorie content of these. And thank you for your kind words :) I just double checked the nutrition info and here’s what I came up with (I edited the page to reflect these changes). Basically, the calories were only a little bit high and the protein was a little low.

      Calories: 371
      Carbs: 23g
      Fat: 31g
      Protein: 19g
      Fiber: 7g

      They are a bit high, but it all depends on how many calories you eat in a day and what you choose to spend them on ;)

  51. Karen M

    These are nice, but not my favourite muffins so far. And they were quite expensive to make with with the almond flour and almond butter. I’ll probably give them another go, but I prefer the banana and carrot ones.

  52. Georgia

    Could almond flour be substituted for coconut flour?

  53. Darlene

    WOW Just made these and they are amazing. I had to make a minor adjustment as I didn’t have enough almond butter so just added a little more coconut oil and I substituted frozen organic berries. The recipe made 12 large muffins, which I had to cook for around 20 minutes but they rose up beautifully and came out light and fluffy. My family have already put their order in for at least 1 batch each weekend.

  54. As a correction to previous comments– it is best to use fresh berries for this recipe. Frozen berries have a different water content, that will alter the cooking time and may make the muffins fall in the middle.

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